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Fairfax Criminal Defense Lawyers For Virginia Residents Accused Of Shoplifting

Shoplifting is any act of theft that involves intentionally depriving a retail store of its goods without proper payment or the shopkeeper’s consent. Shoplifting can range from concealing merchandise on one’s person and walking out the door to altering or switching price tags to a lower price.

At Robinson Law, PLLC, our criminal defense lawyers understand there are two sides to every story. We want to hear yours. We serve adults and juveniles who are accused of shoplifting here in Fairfax and the surrounding areas. We have former prosecutors on our team, and our decades of experience have helped many of our clients avoid serious consequences and disastrous criminal records.

Is Shoplifting Considered Petit Larceny Or Grand Larceny?

The value of stolen goods often determines whether a suspect will face petit larceny or grand larceny charges. If the value of goods is less than $200, then a suspect could face petit larceny, which is punishable by up to one year behind bars. Stolen property valued at $200 or more can lead to grand larceny charges and is punishable by one to 20 years in prison.

Can You Be Charged With Shoplifting If You Didn’t Leave The Store?

Shoplifting is different from concealment. Someone could be charged for concealment even if they did not take items out of a store. Concealment is a purposeful attempt to hide items or manipulate their value with the intent to take them out of a store.

Schedule A Free Consultation Today To Get Your Defense Started

If you are accused of shoplifting, you need savvy legal representation. Our attorneys at Robinson Law, PLLC, are highly experienced in handling retail theft charges. We help our clients develop defense strategies tailored to the unique facts of each case. Do not hesitate to contact one of our lawyers. To begin working on your case, call us at 703-542-3616 or contact us through our online form to schedule your free initial consultation.